people with disabilities

Hiring people with disabilities

According to the World Health Organisation (2011), persons with disabilities make up 15 percent of the population. Developing countries lose up to seven percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to the exclusion of persons with disabilities from the labour market. When persons with disabilities have access to skills training, they can significantly meet the rising demand of skilled labour, which provides considerable economic advantages.

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

Creating an inclusive society for people with disabilities

Every day movement around the city is a gigantic task for Sharlin Akther, a person with a physical disability (cerebral palsy), where most of her right side is incapacitated and she has to balance herself in a special way to make her daily commute to the workplace. Every day she has to take a long queue at the bus station, only to find her reserved seats already taken by someone else – especially one without any distinctive medical condition. According to the Rights and Protection of Persons with Disabilities Act 2013, Section 32 (1) – a 5 percent dedicated seat reservation is mandatory. This story is about Akther and many others who go through the same ordeal everyday, without any expectations that things would change in the near future.

June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017

Hiring people with disabilities

According to the World Health Organisation (2011), persons with disabilities make up 15 percent of the population. Developing countries lose up to seven percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to the exclusion of persons with disabilities from the labour market. When persons with disabilities have access to skills training, they can significantly meet the rising demand of skilled labour, which provides considerable economic advantages.

February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016

Unfriendly workplaces for PWDs

There are ample researches and reports that clearly show that people with disabilities (PWDs) are not inefficient...

December 5, 2015
December 5, 2015

People with disabilities

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), around ten percent of the population of Bangladesh are comprised of people with disabilities (PWD). In Bangladesh, most of the PWD live in rural areas.

December 5, 2015
December 5, 2015

People with disabilities

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), around ten percent of the population of Bangladesh are comprised of people with disabilities (PWD). In Bangladesh, most of the PWD live in rural areas.

November 14, 2015
November 14, 2015

Global Goals and Persons with Disabilities

An estimated one billion people with disabilities that constitute 15 percent of the world's population may have something to be...

November 14, 2015
November 14, 2015

An indomitable father-daughter duo

We are heartened by the real life story published in this paper of a young girl leading her blind father from the crossbar of a rickshaw as he drives...

June 9, 2015
June 9, 2015

Budgetary allocation for people with disabilities

Jatiya Pratibandi Forum (JPF), in a press conference on Sunday, highlighted that there has not been any significant allocation for development of people with disabilities in the national budget...